67-year-old Shoots Most-Wanted Fugitive

It took NRA Life Member Earl Tiller, 67, to do what others had been unable to as the Fresno, California, resident's actions led to the arrest of one of California's most-wanted fugitives. Suspected of more than 15 home invasions and numerous robberies in which elderly residents suffered severe beatings, the thug dove through an open bedroom window and attacked Tiller and his wife in his typical fashion. Untypical was the ensuing struggle where Tiller shot the fugitive four times before the man fled the home. The criminal later turned up in a hospital where police arrested him in connection to the string of savage attacks.

From the September 1995 "Armed Citizen," citing the June 14, 1995, Fresno, California Bee.

Studies indicate that firearms are used over two million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate imminent threat to life limb or in some cases property. Anyone is free to quote or reproduce these accounts. Send clippings to: "The Armed Citizen," 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030.